The webinar is scheduled for:
- Tuesday 21 January at 2pm GMT
- Thursday 6 February at 2pm GMT (Repeat)
What will be covered?
The webinar will cover:
- What Knowledge Unlatched is
- What KU is trying to achieve
- How the KU model works
- How to sign up for the KU Pilot Collection
The webinar is expected to last for around 40 minutes and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
How to book your place
Please complete the booking form to register your place. This is a free webinar and anyone may join.
About the Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection
Knowledge Unlatched is inviting libraries to participate in a collaborative initiatve to enable open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences. The initiative is commencing with a pilot to make 28 new titles, from 13 respected scholarly publishers, available in open access.
The titles are in the fields of humanities and social sciences and the publishers include the following university presses: Amsterdam, Cambridge, Duke, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Michigan, Purdue, Rutgers, Temple, plus Bloomsbury Academic, Brill and De Gruyter.
Libraries that participate in the pilot will contribute to the collective payment of a fixed Title Fee to the publishers. In return for the Title Fee, the titles will be made openly available via the OAPEN Library and the HathiTrust Digital Library on a Creative Commons licence. Knowledge Unlatched is a global consortium seeking libraries across the world to participate to ‘unlatch’ titles and to make the Title Fee an affordable reality.
HEFCE has agreed to make a grant contribution to higher education institutions in England that participate in the pilot. This grant contribution will be used to reduce the participation fee by 50%. For further information on this please see the following document: 50% grant now available for Knowledge Unlatched pilot fee.
Further details can be found in our Knowledge Unlatched catalogue page.